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Peru Jobless Rate Rose to 6.7% Last Month, Government Says

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Sept. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Peru’s unemployment rate rose to 6.7 percent last month, compared with 6.2 percent in July, the national statistics agency said today in an e-mailed report.

Economists predicted a rate of 6.4 percent, according to the median estimate of six analysts surveyed by Bloomberg. The unemployment rate is a three-month moving average based on a survey conducted by the agency in the Lima metropolitan area.

To contact the reporter on this story: John Quigley in Lima at jquigley8@bloomberg.net;

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Joshua Goodman at jgoodman19@bloomberg.net

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